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Finding Aid for the Garemani Family collection of Persian and Arabic manuscripts and books, ca. 1514-1899
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Garemani Family collection of Persian and Arabic manuscripts and books,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1514-1899
    Collection number: 453
    Creator: Noyan Garemani's father was the original collector of these materials.
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: The collection consists of Persian and Arabic printed works and manuscripts dating from approximately 1514-1899. Subjects include history, literature, medicine, mathematics, diplomatics, theology, and poetry.
    Languages: Arabic Iranian Turkish
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Noyan and Homa Garemani, 2004.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Garemani Family collection of Persian and Arabic manuscripts and books (Collection 453). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5399272 

    Processing History:

    Processed by Ali Anooshahr in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Laurel McPhee, Winter 2005.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of nineteen Iranian manuscripts and three rare printed works, dating from the late Safawid to the late Qajar periods. The subjects of the items vary from science and medicine to history, literature, religion, and grammar. Of particular scholarly interest is a rare Persian translation of an unidentified Turkish commentary on Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi's Maṣnavῑ, and an original Persian-language biography on Napolean Bonaparte. Published works have been included in the finding aid; in addition, full catalog records for these books can be found in the UCLA Library online catalog by performing a keyword search on the phrase, "Noyan Garemani collection" in the UCLA Library catalog.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Books, 1873-1911 (Box 1).
    2. Manuscripts, ca. 1514-1899 (Boxes 1-3).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273. Masnavī.
    Civilization, Arab--Archival resources.
    Arabic literature--1258-1800--Archival resources.
    Arabic literature--1801- --Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material


    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Garemani, Noyan.
    Sabzavārī, Hādī ibn Mahdī, b. 1797 or 8.
    Qummī, Muhammad ibn Ahmad, 10th/11th cent.
    Tūsī, Nasīr al-Dīn Muhammad ibn Muhammad, 1201-1274.
    ˋAlī al-Ridā ibn Mūsá, d. 818 or 19.--Risālah al-dhahabīyah.--Persian.
    Āzar Baygdilī, Lutf ῾Alī ibn Āqā Khān, 1721 or 2-1780 or 81.--Ātishkadah.--Persian.
    Bāfqī, Muhammad Mufīd ibn Mahmūd, 17th cent.--Jāmi᾿-i Mufīdī mujallid-i siyyum. Persian.
    Burūjirdī, Sayyid Alī Naqī.--ˋAyn al-bakka. Persian.
    Jurjānī, ˋAbd al-Qāhir ibn ˋAbd al-Rah?mān, d. 1078? al-ˋAwāmil fī al-nahw. Arabic.
    Manūchihrī Dāmghānī, Abū Najm Ahmad ibn Qaws. Dīvān-i Manūchihrī Dāmghānī. Persian.